About Nelson Environment Centre


Nelson Environment Centre (NEC)/ Te Putahi Taiao has been a valued organisation within the Nelson Tasman community for over 40 years. To meet our vision we run programmes in schools and businesses and invite everyone to use our facilities here in sunny Nelson. We encourage and support environmental action, and make learning about the environment fun.

The Nelson Environment Centre is an independent, registered charity.

We are an independent charity governed by a Board and not affiliated with any political party or local council. We are proud to be a social enterprise and generate most of our income through grants and donations, and by keeping waste out of landfill through the Nelson Reuse & Recycle Centre. We are also supported by a growing membership and sponsorship from local businesses and other organisations. However, it is never enough to support all the things we would like to do! So if you care about the environment and want to support social enterprise, please become a member to help us keep up the good work.

NEC contributes significantly to the Nelson/Tasman regional economy as an employer. We currently pay over $700,000 in wages, contract work and salaries.

Meet the team here.

If you would like a copy of our Annual Report, please contact us.